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Why automation and artificial intelligence are essential to cyber defense [Q&A]

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With the ever increasing complexity and volume of cyber attacks, companies are increasingly turning to automated solutions and artificial intelligence in the quest for more effective protection. But how effective is an automated approach and will it become the norm in future? We spoke to Eran Barak, CEO of incident response specialist Hexadite to find out. BN: Are we nearing the end of traditional approaches to security? Until very recently, companies have been spending their security time, resources, and dollars on products that gather information that is then handed to a person to act upon.


Q&A: The role of automation and artificial intelligence in cyber security ITProPortal.com

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With the ever increasing complexity and volume of cyber attacks, companies are increasingly turning to automated solutions and artificial intelligence in the quest for more effective protection. But how effective is an automated approach and will it become the norm in future? We spoke to Eran Barak, CEO of incident response specialist Hexadite to find out. Are we nearing the end of traditional approaches to security? Until very recently, companies have been spending their security time, resources, and dollars on products that gather information that is then handed to a person to act upon.


What's the way forward for cyber security in an increasingly complex threat landscape?

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Barry Shteiman looks at the role of machine learning in cyber security and explains that, while it is not a'silver bullet', it has a distinct role when augmented with human intelligence. Cyber criminals are launching attacks that are far more complex than those security teams faced a decade ago. Long gone are the days when straightforward attacks such as SQL injections were the only worries for security analysts. Cyber criminals are now deploying advanced attacks that may take place over months. For security analysts today, it's just as important to understand the normal behaviour of all business employees as it is to identify suspicious activity.


Is your cyber security team prepared for the security threats in 2018?

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Cyber crime vulnerability is mostly a result of the lack of preparedness of an organization to handle the unlikely event of a data breach or any other cyber threat. A survey conducted by PwC has revealed that only 37% of organizations have a cyber incident response plan in place! Three in ten have no plan, and of these, about half of the cohort feel that they don't need to worry about cyber security at all! However, with the rise in the incidents of cyber security breach, board members of most of the organizations are treading more carefully and are setting unreasonable security goals for their information security managers. This is not an ideal approach as a robust security infrastructure cannot be achieved overnight.


What is cyber security? How to build a cyber security strategy

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Cyber security is the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and availability (ICA) of information. It represents the ability to defend against and recover from accidents like hard drive failures or power outages, and from attacks by adversaries. The latter includes everyone from script kiddies to hackers and criminal groups capable of executing advanced persistent threats (APTs), and they pose serious threats to the enterprise. Business continuity and disaster recovery planning are every bit as critical to cyber security as application and network security.